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Collard Greens and Bacon

Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

These greens are braised with cider vinegar and finished with bacon.


  • 4 slices bacon, rendered
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds collard greens, stems and ribs discarded, leaves cut into 1-inch ribbons
  • chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • bacon fat reserved from the bacon


  • 1. Preheat your EGG to 400 using indirect heat.
  • 2. In a large cast iron skillet cook the bacon until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the collard greens and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock. Cook, stirring, until the collards are wilted, about 5 minutes longer.
  • 3. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender. Add the cider vinegar and simmer for 10 more minutes; keep warm.

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